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Professor Julia Lovell FBA

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About this Fellow

The political and cultural history of China, and of China’s external relations and impact, between the 19th and 21st centuries; the translation and reception of Chinese literature



Current post

  • Professor of Modern Chinese History and Literature, Birkbeck, University of London

Past Appointments

  • Research Fellow in Chinese History and Literature, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, 2003 - 2007
  • Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, 2003 - 2007
  • Teaching Assistant in Modern Chinese History, University of Essex, 2002 - 2003


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